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Bass Guitars

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Bass Guitars game quiz
"Those who play six-strings get all the glory, but where would they be without the backbeat of a bass guitarist? Here are some questions about bass guitars."

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1. The pickups on a bass (and any electric guitar) pick up the vibrations from the strings and transmits them to the amplifier. Which of the below is a pickup that you can find on a bass guitar?
    Single-coil
    All of these
    Split-coil
    Piezo


2. Which of the following is NOT a bass issued by Gibson?
    Thunderbird
    Victory
    Ripper
    Mustang


3. From lowest to highest tone, what is the order of strings on a bass guitar?

    E, A, D, G
    A, D, G, C
    C, F, B, E
    A, B, C, D


4. Many bassists like going fretless for the distinct sound produced, since the strings vibrate when pressed directly onto the wood of the neck rather than the metal of the frets. Who created the first fretless bass?
    Jaco Pastorius
    Bill Wyman
    Fender
    Les Paul


5. Many bass players prefer the "short-scale" bass, a bass guitar with only 30" between the nut and the bridge. One simple way to put that is that the neck is not as long. Which of these is NOT a "short-scale" bass?

    Ernie Ball MusicMan Bongo
    Hofner Violin Bass
    Gibson SG Reissue
    Fender Mustang Bass


6. Any quiz on bass guitars would be remiss for not mentioning Fender's famous Precision and Jazz basses. What differentiates one from the other?

    The arrangement of the pickups
    Where they were manufactured
    The color options
    The shape of the headstock


7. Let's explore the parts of a bass guitar. We've already discussed pickups, strings, frets, nuts and bridges. Which of the following are also parts of a bass guitar?
    Headstock, neck, body, tuning machines, pickguard
    Headstock, livestock, laughing stock, Woodstock, chicken stock
    Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes
    Head, knobs, body, tuning fork, aperture


8. Who invented the electric bass and when?
    Peter Bismuth in the 1940s
    Leo Fender in the 1950s
    Paul Tutmarc in the 1930s
    Les Paul in the 1960s


9. You will need to restring your bass every now and then (or whenever you break one...you beast). There are many brands to choose from like GHS, Rickenbacker, Hartke and Daddario. Strings usually come packed by weight...like light, medium and heavy. Ernie Ball has a different take on string weights. What word is most associated with Ernie Ball bass strings?
    Funky
    Twangy
    Juicy
    Slinky


10. Speaking of bass strings, one of the more common materials used is steel. Which of these Steeles is NOT a bass player who was a member of a band who had an album on Billboard's Top 200?
    David Steele
    Alison Steele
    Michael Steele
    Peter Steele


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Compiled Jun 28 12